AN ORDINANCE DESIGNATING TRUCK ROUTES AND STATING THE GUILDLINES FOR THE OPERATION, PARKING AND STANDING OF CERTAIN VEHICLES, HOUSE TRAILERS, BUSES, TRACTORS, AND TRAILERS ON THE STREETS AND ALLEYS OF THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI AND PROVIDING A PENALTY FOR SUCH VIOLATIONS
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMAN OF THE CITY OFRICH HILL,MISSOURI AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1: Definitions
For the purpose of this ordinance the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meaning given herein.
1) “MOTOR VEHICLES”. Any self-propelled vehicle not operated exclusively upon fixed tracks or rails.
2) “OPERATOR”. Any person who operates or drives a motor vehicle.
3) “OWNER”. The term Owner shall include any person, firm, and corporation, association who holds legal title to a vehicle under any lease, contract or agreement.
4) “SCHOOL BUS” Any motor vehicle used solely to transport students to or from any place for educational purposes or used for instruction of students.
5) “TRACTOR”. Any motor vehicle designed primarily for agricultural use or used a traveling power plant or for drawing other vehicles or farm or construction implement.
6) “TRAILER”. Any vehicle without motive power designed for carrying property or passengers on its own structure and for being drawn by self-propelled vehicles, except those running exclusively on tracks, including a semi-trailer or vehicle of the trailer type so designed and used in conjunction with a self-propelled vehicle that a considerable part of its own weight rests upon and is carried by the towing vehicle.
7) “VEHICLE”. Any load-or passenger-carrying device on wheels designed primarily for use on highways, except those propelled or drawn by human power, or those used exclusively on fixed rails or tracks.
8) “HOUSE TRAILER”. Any vehicle having two or more wheels designed for living quarters and being drawn by a self-propelled vehicle.
9) “BUS”. Any motor vehicle carrying more than eight passengers for hire.
10) “TRUCK ROUTE”. The term truck route shall include all state or federal marked highways and all portions of the streets and alleys of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri, herein designated upon which it shall be permissible to operate any motor vehicle, bus, tractor, trailer or combination thereof.
Section 2: TRUCK ROUTE
The following portions of the streets and alleys of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri, listed below are hereby designated as truck routes.
North and South Streets
1) McCombs Streetfrom (Walnut Street NorthtoOlive Street)
2) Fayette Streetfrom (Walnut Street NorthtoOlive Street).
3) First Streetfrom (Walnut Street Northto City Limits).
4) Third Streetfrom (Walnut Street NorthtoLinden Street).
5) Fourth Streetfrom (Cherry Street Southto City Limits).
6) Fifth Streetfrom (City Limits South toLashbrooke Street) (Walnut Street SouthtoMaple Street).
7) Sixth Streetfrom (Walnut Street NorthtoLashbrooke Street) (Maple Street Southto City Limits).
8) Seventh Streetfrom (Olive Street SouthtoMaple Street).
9) Ninth Streetfrom (Olive Street SouthtoPark Avenue Street).
10) All ofFourteenth Street.
East and West Streets
1) All ofWalnut Street
2) Olive Streetfrom (McCombs StreettoFirst Street) (Seventh StreettoNinth Street)
3) Chestnut Street from (First Street EasttoThird Street)
4) Linden Streetfrom (First Street EasttoFifth Street)
5) Lashbrooke Streetfrom (Fifth Street EasttoSixth Street)
6) Park Avenue Streetform (Eighth Street EasttoNinth Street)
7) Maple Street from (Fifth Street EasttoFourteenth Street)
8) Spruce Street from (Sixth Street EasttoFourteenth Street)
9) Oak Street from (Sixth Street EasttoEighth Street)
10) Cherry Street from (Fayette Street EasttoSixth Street)
SECTION 3: OPERATION REGULATIONS
After signs for the truck route have been erected at the City Limits of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri, giving notice thereof, no person shall operate any motor vehicle, tractor-trailer or combination thereof on the streets and alleys of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri, outside of the truck route except for the following:
(a) Any motor vehicle having a gross weight of 18,000 pounds or less.
(b) Any vehicle, motor vehicle, bus, house trailer, trailers or tractor or combination thereof operating on a State or Federal marked highway.
(c) Any trailer or house trailer less than twenty feet in length.
(d) Any vehicle, motor vehicle, bus, tractor, trailer or combination thereof and any school bus between points or receiving, loading or unloading freight, merchandise, materials, or passengers and using the most direct and convenient route, in the City between points of origin and/or destination.
(e) Any motor vehicle designed for use in construction, repair, clearing, excavating or demolition or improvement of any building property or premises and using the most direct and practical route in the City between points of origin and/or destination.
(f) Any motor vehicle or vehicle being used for cleaning, construction, repair, excavating or improving streets, alleys or public property.
(g) Any vehicle or motor vehicle owned or operated by the United States Government, the State ofMissouri, the City ofRich Hillor any agency thereof or any vehicle or motor vehicle operated for the purpose of public health, welfare, education, or charity and not for profit.
SECTION 4: PARKING, LEAVE STANDING OR PERMIT TO REMAIN STATIONARY REGULATIONS ALONG THE TRUCK ROUTE
- Parking will be permitted along the truck routes with the following conditions:
(a) Parking for no more than 72 hours
(b) Tractor trailers cannot park in front of any business except for during delivering and picking up of merchandise.
(c) Tractor trailers cannot park within 25 feet of any intersection.
(d) No parking will be permitted that blocks the view of any intersection or oncoming traffic.
(e) No parking will be permitted where there are no parking signs.
(f) No parking in front of churches.
SECTION 5: PENALTIES
Any person, firm or corporation is violating any of the provisions of this ordinance, or any vehicle owner permitting the violation of any provisions of this ordinance, shall become liable to the city for any expense, loss or damage occasioned the City be reason of such violation.
Upon conviction, the person, firm or corporation will be guilty of a misdemeanor and for each such conviction can be fined up to $500.00 and/or up to 30 days in jail.
SECTION 6: Repeal of conflicting ordinances.
All ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed.
SECTION 7: Effective Date
This ordinance shall be in force and effect from and after its passage and approval as provided by law.
READ THE TWO TIMES ANDPASSED THIS 13THDAY OF DECEMBER 2011
APPROVED THIS 13THDAY OF DECEMBER 2011
Jim Kithcart, Mayor
Ayes: Becker, Perkey-Ewing, Thurman, Kassner